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Wizards Work Magic in Rout of Boys Basketball

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder WINDSOR -- Friday night brought to a close a tough second conference loss for the Berthoud Spartans’ boys’ basketball team with the host Windsor Wizards winning 68-47. The loss dropped Berthoud to 4-5 overall, 4-2 in the 4A Northern Conference. Windsor started off quickly with a strong lead that it kept throughout the first quarter, leading 25-14. But the Spartans never let down, though they faced a stern challenge. At halftime, the Wizards maintained a 37-23 ... Full Story

Regular Season Doesn't Mean Squat Come Playoff

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder I’m a fantasy football junkie. My wife will be the first to tell you that from about mid-August through Christmas, she misses her husband. Yes, I’m still Michael, still dad, and still a devoted husband. But I’m also passionately, day-in and day-out, trying to make my fantasy football team the best it can be. This season, I thought it was one of the best ever. Having come off a league championship in 2007, I was dead-set on repeating -- a rarity in a ... Full Story

Berthoud BMX 2009: Redline Qualifier Set for June 6

By Pat DiPentino Berthoud Recorder A little over six months ago we ran our first race at the BMX track. What seemed like a major accomplishment is now but a fond memory. In 2009 the Berthoud BMX association will be bringing some very exciting opportunities for the BMX lover. BBMX has been selected by the American Bicycle Association to sponsor a 2009 Redline Championship qualifier on Berthoud Day Saturday June 6.This event will bring racers from all over the central United States to our track ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: BYAA Holding Girls Softball Information

The Berthoud Youth Athletic Association will hold a girls’ softball information meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center. Besides teams handing in paperwork, they can also get additional information on future practices and players can find out about tournament and league play. (more…)

Eagles Notebook: Veteran Pankewicz Comes Through for

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder There’s a reason Greg Pankewicz is a captain for the Colorado Eagles. Games like Saturday night’s 6-5 victory over archrival Rocky Mountain at the Budweiser Events Center are proof of that. Pankewicz scored a hat trick, including a goal in the shootout as Colorado rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits. (more…)

A World of Difference — Berthoud Native Reflects

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder As a teenager growing up in the quiet town of Berthoud in the 1950s, Kent Robertson wondered what the rest of the world was like. “My goal was to see what went on in the outside world. I wanted to explore it,” said Robertson, whose great-great uncle was Daniel Boone. (more…)

Illness Doesn't Mean No Go for Physical Activity

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder It’s a cruel joke of nature that cold and flu season is at its peak when January hits. If you made New Year’s resolutions to get some physical activity and you get sick, it’s difficult to keep your momentum going. Luckily, half the work in establishing a physical activity program comes from getting into the habit. You don’t need to get a full-blown workout every day to do this, either. The key is to just move a little. That might mean cutting your ... Full Story

Moon, Corvus the Cros and Southern Cross

By Bruce McClure EarthSky Communications   Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009   Our chart shows the southern sky before dawn Friday. Blue-white Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, sparkles to the left of the waning gibbous moon. Outside the sky chart, the planet Saturn lies to the moon’s upper right.   Below the moon, you’ll see a small four-sided figure made of four modestly bright stars. This is the constellation Corvus the Crow, whose two upper stars ... Full Story

Phyllis Walbye Film Series

Loveland’s historic Rialto Theater will host the Phyllis Walbye Film Series in spring 2009. Walbye was the arts and entertainment editor for the Loveland Reporter-Herald for over 30 years. She loved film and theater and was an amazing supporter and advocate of the town’s local performing arts organizations. In November 2008, she passed away. The Rialto Theater was honored that Walbye agreed to guide a film series in her name for many years and was pleased that she was able to choose the ... Full Story

Estes Park Film Festival Hosts "Crawford"

Join us the day before President Bush's departure from the White House on Monday, Jan. 19 as we host a special screening of David Modigliani's “Crawford,” a documentary about the impact of President Bush's relocation to the small town of Crawford, Texas, shortly after announcing his candidacy for president. Attendance for this special event is free, but donations for the EPFF's non-profit mission will be accepted at the door. Attendees will also have a chance to win ... Full Story

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